Jeremy Denk, a literate pianist, to perform in Costa Mesa

Pianist Jeremy Denk, who performs Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 Thursday through Saturday with the Pacific Symphony, is a musical magpie. The 46-year-old native of Durham, N.C., is known for his wide-ranging curiosities. In New York, where he lives and teaches, Denk recently gave an unusual solo concert: 23 works spanning 600 years, from a …

Norman Foster to Remodel Palace for Prado Extension

Photo A rendering of the winning design for the Prado extension. Credit Museo del Prado MADRID — The British architect Norman Foster is set to transform a former palace building in Madrid into a $32 million extension of the nearby Prado museum, which holds one of the world’s most important collections of paintings. Mr. Foster, …